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Droid RAZR & Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean Update Will Continue in Q1



Back at the end of December, Motorola started to roll out the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to owners. Then, the company pulled the plug on the update leading many to wonder when the update might roll out again. Motorola finally confirmed the timing for owners of the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates and says that the update will be rolling out again in Q1.

Read: Droid RAZR & RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean Update Released, Pulled.

According to statements Motorola has made on Facebook, the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates will start rolling out again to owners at some point during the first quarter of this year. That means that the software will arrive either in January, February or March. And given that Motorola has followed through on all of its Jelly Bean promises thus far, it’s likely that the software will roll out within that time frame.


The Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX Jelly Bean updates will continue in Q1.

Obviously, this is not the time frame that owners were likely looking for given that some owners were the recipients of the update, but nonetheless, it’s nice to see the company confirm the details to curious owners of both devices.

On December 24th, Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX owners got a bit of a surprise when their Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates arrived much earlier than many owners expected. Motorola had not yet said when the updates would arrive and its software update page still doesn’t reflect what the Facebook team said today.

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Soon after the roll out began though, it became apparent that something was wrong. We received several emails from concerned Droid RAZR MAXX owners who claimed that the update failed to download and that they were unable to pull the new firmware. And since that day, the software has been unavailable to owners of both the Droid RAZR and the Droid RAZR MAXX.

Read: Droid RAZR & RAZR MAXX ICS Bug Fix Update Still Missing Five Months Later.

What’s still unclear is whether or not the Android 4.1 software that Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX received back in December is the real deal. The update was dated December 11th, so it’s definitely s new piece of software, but it’s not clear if it’s the final version.

Still, even if the update arrive in Q1, they will likely be among the first older devices to receive the Android 4.1 update which brings Google Now, a smoother user interface, improved Notifications to the table making it a huge upgrade over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.



  1. frank m

    01/03/2013 at 3:55 pm

    There’s not to much to conplain about with the new Motorola the phone’s are well build and good service maken big strides

  2. Chris

    01/04/2013 at 10:23 am

    I’m running 4.1.2 on my Razr and there are a few new things that are cool, but nothing so ground breaking that people should freak out about not having it. Maybe the 12/11 build is not the final version and it will get better. We will see in the coming months.

    • Al

      01/07/2013 at 9:02 pm

      Agree completely. No big deal.

  3. Flipper

    01/04/2013 at 6:23 pm

    Not worried about. When contract expires no more game playing for me. No more cell phones for me. The games consumers allow corporations to play. It is our money not theirs. Without the consumer there would be no Google or Motorola!

    • not impressed

      01/21/2013 at 10:28 am

      Oh. We will be so sorry to see you go. This is truly a sad day for the cell phone community. We have lost a real asset. Please reconsider. What will we do without you? I have to go now, I’m getting too emotional.

  4. robtoledo23

    01/05/2013 at 11:07 am

    I’ve noticed that every phone start up there is a task that force closes and also when you “Google Now” and ask “What song is this?” It force closes as well

    • Rey V.

      01/07/2013 at 6:25 pm

      Its certainly not a complete update. I have noticed the same thing with my RAZR maxx there are a few bugs that need to be ironed out.

  5. Ryan Goldsmith

    01/05/2013 at 5:18 pm

    not on mine.. running flawlessly..

  6. Christopher Mearls

    01/06/2013 at 2:02 pm

    what does Q1 mean

    • robtoledo23

      01/06/2013 at 2:42 pm

      Q=Quarter 1 =First. 3 Months to a quarter, 4 quarters to a year

  7. d.n.

    01/07/2013 at 4:17 am

    My wife got the download Xmas Eve and immediately I manually tried to update mine with no updates available as the message I got. Very bummed being I’m the Technofreak in the family. I’m waiting and waiting. Does anyone know if when you download the update if it saves it as a download somewhere on the phone? If so I wonder if I could copy the file over to my phone as I do like what updates came even if they were minor.

  8. Chris

    01/07/2013 at 8:02 am

    I don’t remember where I downloaded it from. Probably XDA. Just Google it to get the file. Easy to flash onto my Razr. Took maybe 20 minutes.

  9. Jeff Frane

    01/09/2013 at 11:50 am

    I’m bemused that a cutting-edge phone I got in June is now an “older device.”

    • d.n.

      01/09/2013 at 12:02 pm

      I did get my jelly bean upgrade done on my own this morning by restarting and going into recovery and following the instructions outlined in the article I had found through a link off of this site. There are some noticeable upgrades that some o us who appreciate and use them like. For those that don’t like the upgrades you can always revert just as easily as you upgraded.

      • chris

        01/09/2013 at 12:38 pm

        You actually can’t go back to ICS. The update may be noticeable, but that’s due to the hype surrounding jelly bean. I too use the updated features, but they are not revolutionary. Just look at siri on the iPhone…everyone loved that for a few months and now its an after thought for most.

  10. Damon

    01/21/2013 at 1:22 pm

    All you sheeple who are happy with your moto phone obviously haven’t had the problems that many have had going from gingerbread to ics. Probably not had your battery die after 8-10 hours mostly on standby or realizing that the burning sensation in your pocket is your damn phone.Updates were forced on us that didn’t work and the “fix” has been either denied or promised sometime in the next quarter for 6 months. I have had moto phones for years and they always stood up to tough condtions but this most likely the last product I will ever buy from them.

  11. Terry Wigmore

    01/22/2013 at 6:11 am

    Anybody’s motorola razr battery diewhen it’s real cold out even when it’s shut off?

  12. Patrick

    01/23/2013 at 4:48 pm

    I can’t see how JB would be any more disappointing than ICS. My Razr Maxx is a pretty disappointing piece of junk right now. Apps take too long to load or don’t load at all, or they just shut down or quit responding… battery runs down because unknown apps are running without being used and phone gets really hot (like Damon said above). Switching between home pages or app pages take long or the all the icons just disappear for 30 seconds-1 minute (literally). I’m sorry, but this is 2013 and these are all simple commands that are handled easily with other phones. You know the ones I speak of. I used to have one and my girlfriend currently has one. I just may be going back.

  13. chris

    01/25/2013 at 5:40 pm

    I have not been able to use my lapdock since downloading pics. I am being told that this update will fix that problem. Any truth to that?

  14. Crit

    02/22/2013 at 12:31 pm

    If u got the first update to jb r we gonna miss out on anything with the new one coming out in march

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